rousseau and locke
Choose one of the three questions to answer in 900 words.
Answers must be taken from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract: Chapters 1-8; Book II Chapters 1-3; Book III Chapters 1, 4, 5, 9, 15 and John Locke’s: Second Treaties: Chapters 1-3, 7-9, 18, and 19
– What is the meaning of the word legitimacy? How do Locke and Rousseau define the concept?
– What is the difference between legitimate and illegitimate political power/government? What are some of the forms of government that Locke and Rousseau found to be illegitimate?
– What kinds of government/political power did Locke and Rousseau found to be legitimate? Why? In other words, what made a political authority legitimate in their eyes?
Use in text citations, your answer should primarily be based on close reading of Locke and Rousseau. . The answer should show your own interpretations and understanding of these two thinkers. You may not use/consult any additional source in answering this question.
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